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Herb Magee, 50 Years at PhilaU, And The Shots Still Flying In: Philadelphia Inquirer

Herb Magee celebrated the last home game of his 50th season as head men’s coach at Philadelphia University this week, winning game number 1,052 and earning a playoff berth, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 23. Inquirer sportswriter Mike Jensen captured …

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PhilaU Alumna Creates Device to Help Hearing Impaired: The Philadelphia Citizen

As a Philadelphia University student, Renee Kakareka ’16 created a device to help the hearing impaired and started her company, Olive Devices, to bring it to market, The Philadelphia Citizen reported Feb. 23. “I knew that I wanted to create …

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Industrial Design Students Create Hand-Cranked Topographical Map: Digital Trends

Digital Trends reported on a “gorgeous hand-cranked topographical” map by Philadelphia industrial design students: Game of Thrones fans are no doubt familiar with the show’s excellent title sequence, in which the fictitious world the show depicts is illustrated for the viewer via …

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Bria Young ’15 Coming Home as a Harlem Globetrotter: Philadelphia Inquirer

Bria Young ’15, who honed many of her basketball skills as a PhilaU Ram, will make her hometown debut as a Harlem Globetrotter next month at the Wells Fargo Center, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 20. “Young became a starting …

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PhilaU Fashion and Textiles Team Exhibits Collection at Epson Show: California Apparel News

A Philadelphia University team of fashion and textile designers showed their vibrant collection at Epson’s Digital Couture event kicking off New York Fashion Week Feb. 7, California Apparel News reported Feb. 16. “Working with Epson was fabulous because they allowed …

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PhilaU Fashion Students Debut Collections at NY Fashion Week: Philadelphia Inquirer

Philadelphia University fashion design seniors Maria Balestino and Ashlee Bowers presented their spring 2017 collections Feb. 11 at the FG Designers Premier during New York Fashion Week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Feb. 16. The fashion show “gives students the opportunity …

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PhilaU Design Team Presents at Epson New York Fashion Week Event: Printwear

Philadelphia University students presented a fashion collection using innovative digital printing technology at the Epson Digital Couture show at New York Fashion Week on Feb. 7, Printwear reported Feb. 10. The collection features layering of printed textiles, inspired by “nature’s …

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PhilaU Industrial Design Student Project Featured in Make: Magazine

An industrial design student project of a kinetic Da Vincian machine that illustrates the painting “Grand Canyon of the Colorado River” by Thomas Moran was featured Feb. 10 in Make:, a publication providing a global platform for the maker community. …

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PSU Coach, Former Ram Pat Chambers On Legacy of Famed Palestra: USA Today

Penn State University men’s basketball coach and former PhilaU Ram Pat Chambers was one of many basketball-obsessed kids who grew up in Philadelphia watching games at the Palestra, college basketball’s cathedral, USA Today reported Feb. 6 in a story on the …

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Christy Brady ’94 Named City’s First Female Deputy Controller: Philadelphia Daily News

PhilaU alumna Christy (Meehan) Brady has been named Philadelphia’s first female deputy city controller, the Philadelphia Daily News reported Feb. 2.  Brady joined the Controller’s Office shortly after graduating in 1994 with a B.S. in accounting. She heads a unit …

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